Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Carlsbad04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together: Adjust air direction Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand below the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as much and feasibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Carlsbad, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 575-887-7777 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists or arrange an appointment with us online.